Q&A 8/20

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Good day everybody,

Not much going on today (at least until I publish this and some huge dearth of info comes out solely because I typed that) however there is a brief Q&A from the Minsk office. No, not the Q&A that Rita was gathering questions from the community for, this one is mostly related to the upcoming Grand Battles mode:

  • There are plans for Grand Battles to move into lower tiers. Unlike Ranked Battles, those plans are already underway.
  • “Grand Canyon” was initially designed for this mode. However it was never released for players and will likely be held from release.
  • On that note, there is a new map for Grand Battles already being tested by the developers. So far it hasn’t been revealed anywhere, but expect to see it as soon as it’s ready.
  • According to the developers and the in-game stats from testing, there shouldn’t be any issues with running out of ammunition. There is always the possibility, however the devs don’t think this should happen often enough to be considered critical.
  • There is a slight increase in players in Light tanks in the new mode, however there are even more players queuing up in SPGs. The question of arty in the new mode is always being floated around.
  • One third of players are playing on weak PCs.
  • According to WarGaming, only about 50% of players even open the options menu, and even less actually change anything. (Such as game modes)
  • New epic medals for 20-25 kills aren’t planned, however there is the possibility of stretching the existing medals by a few kills. On that note, nothing had been determined for sure.

 

 

WoT Supertest: Additional Tier X LT Changes

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Just a quick add-on to our post from yesterday, a few additional stats that weren’t listed earlier, and with more detail. Mostly damage and DPM related:

Rheinmetal Panzerwagen

  • Damage reduced from 360 to 320
  • DPM reduced from 2206.3 to 2179
  • Reload reduced from 9.79 to 8.811
  • Rate of fire increased from 6.129 to 6.81
  • Aim reduced from 1.82 to 1.53
  • Expansion of aim circle during turret rotation reduced from 0.115 to 0.096
  • Aim circle expansion during hull movement reduced from 0.173 to 0.134
  • Aim circle expansion during hull rotation reduced from 0.173 to 0.134
  • Aim circle expansion during turret traverse at max speed reduced from 5.06 to 4.22
  • Aim circle expansion during movement at max speed reduced from 12.95 to 10.07
  • Aim circle expansion during while turning at max speed reduced from 9.32 to 7.25

T-100 LT

  • DPM increased from 2188.8 to 2357.1
  • Reload reduced from 8.224 to 7.636

XM551 Sheridan (*Parameters for the 105mm)

  • Damage increased from 360 to 390
  • DPM increased from 2448.4 to 2652.5
  • Ammunition cost reduced from 3,056 to 2,821

AMX 13 105

  • Damage increased from 360 to 390
  • DPM increased from 2032.1 to 2201.4
  • Ammunition cost reduced from 3,042 to 2,808

 

 

 

 

Tech tree showcase [WOWP] Poland part 1

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So it has been a while since i did these. Poland was voted as second most popular after Italy in the poll which i made. Now i have been able to make 2 nearly complete lines but since Poland was occupied by Germany and the Soviets at the start of WW2 all of their plane development was stopped and didn’t begin again until the 50’s. Now since Polish airplane designers where very good at designing planes i have been able to make 2 lines up to tier 7 with only prewar plane designs. Some of them might need slight buffs in performance but none of them are forced into their tiers. After the war Poland mainly used Soviet fighters so they didn’t start to develop jets until the end of the 50’s and that’s in minimal numbers. I have only been able to find 3 fitting jet candidates that predates 1960 and one of them is 50% fake. So this tree will unfortunately only end in one tier 10 jet but that’s what happens when your airplane industry gets smushed into smithereens by 2 of the biggest military forces of the the 1930’s. So here is my tech tree proposal. Both are multi role lines with mainly bomb armament. One is centered around inline engines while the other is based on radial engines. The inline line will be mainly focused on speed while the radial will be turning better and have slightly better overall armament.

Now here is the tree. I will start with the radial line and end with the jet line.


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War Thunder – [Development] Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger

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The Waffenträger concept was conceived to combine German artillery tractors and SPGs into one vehicle type that would salvage precious resources, like field guns, from the battlefield in the later stages of the war. Though the concept did undergo testing, it never received its real baptism by fire, thus War Thunder tankers can look forward to having the honour of testing out the Waffenträger in real combat themselves in the upcoming 1.71 update!
Today we are starting to publish devblogs for the upcoming update War Thunder 1.71. The most exciting news we will hold until next week, when the international gaming expo Gamescom 2017 begins. Stay tuned!

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T71 CMCD Supertest Stats

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As you may remember earlier this month, we posted a reworked US light tank line with things split between auto-loading and conventionally armed US light tanks. Well looks like things are moving forward, as the T71 CMCD has moved to supertest with new stats:

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Tier: 7
HP: 840
Engine Power: 340 hp
Power to Weight: 20
Speed: + 64 / -25 kph
Hull Traverse:  46 ° / s
Turret Traverse: 65 ° / s
View Range: 390 m
Hull Armor: 25/22/19 mm
Turret Armor: 22/22/22 mm
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WoT Supertest: Tier X Light Changes

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Good day everybody,

Here are some changes that are currently floating around supertest involving the Tier X light tanks:

AMX 13 105:
– Increased DMG from 360 to 390
– Ammunition capacity increased from 30 to 33 pieces

Rheinmetall Panzerwagen:
– Reload time reduced from 10 to 9 s
– Aim time reduced from 1.9 to 1.6 s
– Dispersion during hull movement reduced by 20%
– Shot dispersion was reduced by 20%
– Ammunition capacity increased from 30 to 35 pieces

T-100 LT:
– Reduced reload time from 8.4 to 7.8 s
– Ammunition capacity increased from 38 to 43

XM551 Sheridan:
– increased DMG for 105 mm LT Gun from 360 to 390
– Ammunition capacity increased from 105 mm operation from 37 to 42 pieces

WZ-132-1:
– Ammunition capacity increased from 36 to 40 pieces